Circle Pad Issue??

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by aofelix, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. aofelix
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    aofelix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Okay I'm not sure if I've developed OCD or whatever but these 3DS XL exchanges are pissing me off now.

    I had 3 dead or stuck pixels in my last device to sent it back today.

    This one's screen is great but my main gripe is the circle pad is not as smooth as my other one. It feels like its possibly even grinding against something at the bottom. I forgot how sensitive my old one was but this one definitley feels less sensitive. Is there a video available on youtube or could someone put one on on whats the lowest ammount needed to elicit a left/right response from the circle pad?

    Other than that.. its great but the circle pad not being smooth is really shitty for gameplay. Does it get better or is it worth another exchange considering I only got this for Christmas?
     
  2. BORTZ

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    well a used 3DS could have more wear and tear than usual, or could have been a bad run of circle pads.
     
  3. aofelix
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    aofelix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    These are all brand new out of the box 3DS XLs.


    For example I've posted this video which poorly illustrates what im trying to explain:



    At times I have put a little pressure on the circle pad, but it hasn't caused a movement. Is this normal?